What is Benylin Mucus Cough Menthol Flavour?
This is a menthol flavoured version of the Benylin Mucus Cough Syrup that works to treat and reduce a mucus cough. It works by thinning the mucus that is caught in the throat and chest. The active ingredient of this medicine is guaifenesin, which is an expectorant. An expectorant is a drug that thins the mucus and relieves a cough.
What causes a mucus cough?
A mucus cough is often caused by an infection, such as a cold or the flu. It is caused when mucus or phlegm builds up in the airways, in particular, the chest and the throat. A cough is a reaction to the build-up of mucus, as a cough is a method of trying to remove it.
Who is this syrup suitable for?
This Benylin syrup is suitable to be used by adults and children aged 12 and over. It should not be used by anyone who is allergic to guaifenesin, or any other ingredient that is contained in the medicine. Anyone who has or has had any of the following should speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using this Benylin syrup:
- Had a cough for more than 7 days
- Has a cough that has a fever, rash, or a persistent headache as well
- Has a cough that brings up a lot of phlegm and/or mucus
- Suffer from kidney or liver problems
- Has taken alcohol
If you have used or are using any medication, then you should also speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacy before using.
Can someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding use this medicine?
Do not use this medicine when pregnant or breastfeeding, unless advised to do so by a medical professional.
How should Benylin Mucus Cough Menthol Flavour be used?
Take a total of 10ml (two 5ml spoonfuls) up to four times a day, as needed. Do not exceed this dosage. If your symptoms do not improve after a week of use, stop using and speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist for advice.
Are there any side effects?
Because it is a medicine, there is a chance of side effects. Potential side effects include:
- Skin Rashes
- Stomach upsets
If you notice any side effect, then speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist as soon as possible. You can also record any side effect that you discover using the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.
Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
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